Happy Mother’s Day!
A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.”
To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice.
Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice.
Download a Mother’s Day mix from the CFC.
The Racialicious Crush of the Week is the Strong Families’ Mama’s Day Campaign.
Our mothers know they’re doing a great job.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac breaks down the history of Mother’s Day.
Many moms can’t afford to work.
In other news:
The Hyde Amendment discriminates against poor people and people of color.
Students gave their schools’ sexual assault policies poor grades.
Let’s build a world where “you’re pretty” is a meaningless compliment.
Every generation is the “Me Me Me Generation.”
UK barrister argues the age of consent should be 13… so we can stop the “persecution of old men.”
A form letter to an “edgy comic.”
Where We Stand: Sexual violence at DePauw.
The consistently awful Heritage Foundation had a particularly bad week.
See the evolution of cover art on 12 classic queer texts.
The man trying to ban abortions in Ohio has never thought about why someone would want one.
Fans defended the As I Lay Dying singer who tried to murder this wife.
The FDA has approved a new IUD.
Our own Mychal changes the conversation by asking whether gun ownership should be a right.
Despite threats, women voted in record numbers in Pakistan’s election yesterday.
Cops beat a woman for filming another beating.
Support CAAAV’s work in low-income Asian communities in NYC by getting involved in their dance-a-thon.
Male comedian devastated by rape…joke reception.
Are you a young woman lawyer interested in international law? Check out out ASIL’s new mentoring program.
How’s Obama doing on drugs?
Intersectionality, interrupted: “They are there, but they are not the reason they are there.”
Margaret Cho, role model.
Mom photographs her 5-year-old daughter dressed up as bad-ass women from history, and it’s adorable.
What have you been reading/writing/watching online this week?